Plaque at sculp­tor’s home

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

A BLUE plaque has been un­veiled at the house of Ker­ridge sculp­tor Al­fred Gat­ley to mark the 200th an­niver­sary of his birth.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Bolling­ton Civic So­ci­ety and Bolling­ton Town Coun­cil which paid for the plaque un­veiled it on Spring House, Oak Lane, where he was born.

San­dra Ed­wards, from the civic so­ci­ety, said: “He was a fa­mous sculp­tor and his father worked a stone quarry in Ker­ridge hill. Ex­am­ples of his work can be seen in sev­eral places lo­cally in­clud­ing Gawsworth Hall where owner Ti­mothy Richards is a de­scen­dant of the Gat­ley fam­ily.”

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